Anse Major human skeleton identified


In a statement, the police said the Bel Ombre man was walking in the bush when he discovered the skeleton.

“A pair of shorts, reading glasses and a mobile phone collected from the scene had been key evidence in the identification of Mr Mercadal,” said police spokesperson Jean Toussaint.

Born in 1944, Mr Mercadal was reported missing at the Beau Vallon police station on December 19, 2009.

“Investigation carried out by the police led to a suicide by hanging conclusion,” he said.